Tennessee ranked number one spot for violent crimes

The FBI says violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. For mothers who've buried their loved ones - the numbers reflect the pain they live each day.

Memphis takes the lead with 134 murders last year and more than 7,000 aggravated assault cases.
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Closer to home, the Knoxville Police Department worked 18 murders and more than 1,000 aggravated assault cases.

Local 8 News spoke with a mother who says she still lives with the pain after two of her sons were murdered.

"Some days are easier than others and when they say time heals all wounds - my wounds aren't healed yet," said Terry Smith.

As for the most violent cities in Tennessee, Memphis and Nashville top the list.


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